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Industrial Medicine Desk Reference

  • David F. Tver
  • Kenneth A. Anderson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. A
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 1-20
  3. B
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 21-38
  4. C
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 39-72
  5. D
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 73-89
  6. E
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 90-108
  7. F
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 109-128
  8. G
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 129-139
  9. H
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 140-160
  10. I
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 161-168
  11. J
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 169-169
  12. K
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 170-172
  13. L
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 173-184
  14. M
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 185-206
  15. N
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 207-218
  16. O
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 219-222
  17. P
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 223-249
  18. Q
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 250-251
  19. R
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 252-262
  20. S
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 263-279
  21. T
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 280-291
  22. U
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 292-294
  23. V
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 295-299
  24. W
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 300-304
  25. X
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 305-305
  26. Z
    David F. Tver, Kenneth A. Anderson
    Pages 306-307

About this book

Introduction

Increased public concern over the control of environmental forces and industrial hazards has led to awareness for the need for improved conditions for all who work. Industry has expanded and developed new p'~ducts and new methods. A great many occupational diseases have accompanied this progress. Too much of the present data and knowledge have been obtained following accidents or sad experience. Thousands of women have died, have become acutely or chronically ill, and still others permanently disabled. Workers themselves have become keenly aware of potential hazards on their jobs, and public interest has developed to a point where articles are appearing on front pages of newspapers, business journals, and medical journals specifically related to occupational medicine. Special studies of chemicals, processes, and practices have been initiated by government agencies and by industry itself. Knowledge of increased liver cancer in vinyl chloride workers, the discovery of kepone, a pesticide produced under poor working conditions causing neurologic damage, the problems with asbestos, and the alarming occupational health problems reported among workers manufacturing "DBCP" (dibromochloropropane), a nematocid that has caused reproductive alterations in men from oligospermia to sterility, are well known. Not only have sterility and fertility become serious grounds for concern but also mutagenesis and teratogenesis, in addition to public anxieties about occupational carcinogens, a cause for worry.

Keywords

cancer diseases fertility health liver medicine mutagen mutagenesis occupational medicine pesticide women

Authors and affiliations

  • David F. Tver
    • 1
  • Kenneth A. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.San DiegoUSA
  2. 2.KatonahUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Pharma
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Health & Hospitals